Hiking and trekking are delightful ways to unwind while in Magical Kenya. With towering spires, sheer cliff faces, jagged ridges and snowcapped peaks, Mount Kenya boasts the second highest peak on the African continent. The diverse range of terrains and conditions make Mount Kenya a haven for climbers, hikers and trekkers. Batian and Nelion, Mount Kenya’s main summits, can only be reached through a rigorous technical climb over rock and ice. Lenana, the mountain’s third highest peak, is popular with trekkers who want the spectacular views without the rigors of a technical climb. Other popular spots include: Aberdares National Park & Reserve, Mt. Elgon, Kakamega Forest, Mt. Longonot, Hell’s Gate National Park, Kerio Valley and many more. With some determination and appropriate gear, you could find yourself immersed in these fantastic landscapes, a whole world away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
- Mount Kenya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Central Highlands)
- Aberdares National Park & Reserve
- Mount Elgon (Western Kenya)
- Kakamega Forest (Western Kenya)
- Mount Longonot (Rift Valley)
- Hell’s Gate National Park (Rift Valley)
- Kerio Valley (Rift Valley)
Walking safaris are an excellent way to experience Kenya’s diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy a walking safari in the early morning or late afternoon with a professional tour guide and learn about the different species of wildlife in the parks/reserves through their footprints and droppings. Identify various bird species and learn about the local communities’ rich heritage and culture. A walking safari is a superb way to experience the authenticity of Magical Kenya!